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Zoological Museum, St. Petersburg

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See skeletons of existing and extinct animals, from tiny living insects to a gargantuan blue whale skeleton and woolly mammoths at Zoological Museum. With tens of thousands of fishes, invertebrates, reptiles, birds, and mammals represented, the museum displays almost every form of animal life on earth. View artifacts in dioramas of taxidermied animals and browse a large collection of skeletons and bones that includes rare specimens, such as narwhal tusks. One of the highlights is the naturally mummified body of a baby mammoth. Most display placards show the names of the species in Russian and Latin, but it's not essential to understand either of these languages to appreciate the exhibit. Use our St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker to visit Zoological Museum on your trip to St. Petersburg, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I can't believe this place houses a stuffed 44,000 year old mammoth, plus two baby mammoths. Absolutely worth the trip. A lot of the 'animals' have been here awhile and are showing wear and age, but t...  more »
  • There is a great variety of embalmed animals which could be an issue for some people. Some of them are in need of some maintenance as well as some parts of the building. Like in most of Russian museum...  more »
  • I was surprised how many objects there were in the museum. There are hundreds of different insects on the 2nd floor and all kinds of animals on the first  more »

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